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What Causes Ocular Migraines And Can They Lead To Blindness
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
I had my first ocular migraine I am now terrified of going blind or losing my vision. Causing me major panic attacks. Mri three years ago was normal.
Doesn't cause blind: Many people experience migraine with aura, what some doctors and patients call "ocular migraine." Certainly is alarming to patients the first time it happens, but rest assured it doesn't cause blindness. I'm available for consults if you'd like to discuss prevention and treatment. ...Read more
Ocular migraine without headache temporary blindness numbness on side should I worry this will happen again?
Don't worry, but: Definitely read a bit on the topic and have both an eye and physical exam. Here's good info: http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/ocular-migraine.htm If it's truly an ocular migraine you'll follow advice and probably be okay. But it could be another condition and you'll discover it by the exams. Yes, they usually are not a single lifetime event - so prepare w/ info. Best wishes. ...Read more
Ocular Migraine : Temporary blind spots and formed flashes-scintillating schotomas are part of the ocular migraine or ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patients have spasms of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms. Temporary loss of blood flow causes temporary sight loss. If it persists or interferes with daily activities then go to your primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more
Yesterday got a veey bad, blinding migraine on left side. Today I woke up with horrible, head splitting pain on same side. Is it a migraine?
Postdrome migraine: After the migraine symptoms subside, many patients feel exhausted, confused or fatigued. They often complain of a "washed-out" feeling accompanied by a loss of appetite and aching muscles. The postdrome is best described as a dull, diffuse, annoying headache that may persist for one to two days, sometimes severe and disabling. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for preventive treatment. ...Read more
3-4 blinding migraines/week. usually gone in the a.m. Leaving a headache hangover. This migraine has been constant for 83 hrs. How to make it go away?
Go to an ER: If your doctor hasn't prescribed an appropriate migraine drug, like Zomig or another similar drug, you are having status migranosis which can have serious complications and you need to seek medical attention and not ask strangers online for advice, doctors or not, since they don't know your history, what meds you are on, what works for you and what doesn't, and whether there are abuse concerns. ...Read more
Aura: Many people with classical migraines have stereotyped symptoms that precede the headache, referred to as an aura. If you do have an aura, use this as your trigger to immediately take an abortive medication (nsaids or a triptan), as early aboritve treatment is much more effective than waiting until the headache proper appears. ...Read more
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